Obituaries

Tue
21
Oct

Bobby Lou Case

Bobby Lou Case was born on Aug. 31, 1940, in Paden, and departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Bristow at the age of 74. Bobby, the son of Corvet and Jane (Wilson) Case, was a resident of Bristow. Bobby married Jackie Boyett on Feb. 7, 1959, in Miami. Bobby and Jackie had made their home in Bristow for several years. Bobby graduated from Paden High School with the Class of 1958. He then went on to graduate from Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee. He was a retired draftsman for Davy McKee, Dresser Engineering. Bobby enjoyed playing golf, spending time with his family and watching sports. Bobby's parents, one brother, Tommy, and a niece, Lori Case, preceded him in death.

Wed
15
Oct

Beverly Lynn Rill

Beverly Lynn Rill was born in Stroud on April 13, 1944, and departed this life in Stroud on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at the age of 70 years. Beverly was the daughter of Dewey and Blanch (Mitchell) Ingram. She was a Stroud resident all of her life.
Wed
15
Oct

Elizabeth Carol (Ferguson) Dickson

Funeral Services for Elizabeth Carol (Ferguson) Dickson, 76, of Skiatook, were held Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the Community of Christ Church in Sperry. Family friend, Rev. Bruce Davis, from Altus, assisted by Elder Phyllis Gaddy, officiated the celebration of Elizabeth's life. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry.
Liz was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Tulsa to Ralph and Geraldine (Whisenhunt) Ferguson. She passed away Oct. 5, 2014 in Tulsa. Earlier in Liz's life, she was in a traveling singing group called the Harmonettes from Bristow, where they sang for 
many special events, including the Arthur Godfrey Show. Liz was raised in Turley. She graduated from Bristow High
Wed
15
Oct

Marguriette Lowell Smith

Marguriette Lowell Smith was born July 19, 1950, to Luther Dean and Helen M. Haynes in San Jose, Calif. She departed this life Oct. 11, 2014, at the age of 64 years, two months, and 22 days. She had spent the last 14 years residing in the Burnt Cabin area near Park Hill, Okla. before moving to Bristow in August of this year. She enjoyed reading, playing
cards with her best friends, Myrna and Mary Jane every Tuesday. They will miss her deviled eggs and fried chicken.
Tue
07
Oct

Jeremy “Jerry” Lynn Scott

Jeremy “Jerry” Lynn Scott was born Sept. 12, 1990, to Jamie and Myra (Worcester) Scott in Tulsa. He departed this life Oct. 1, 2014, at the age of 24 years and 19 days. Jeremy was a 2009 graduate of Kellyville High School. He was employed by Prescor Inc. in Sapulpa. He enjoyed weight-lifting, cooking out with friends and spending time with his boys and family, especially with his twin brother, Justin. Jeremy was always known as a jokester and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Heather Scott of Bristow; two sons, Mason and Elijah Scott; parents, Jamie and Myra Scott of Bristow; twin brother Justin Lee Scott of Bristow; paternal grandmother, Nannie Scott of Bristow; three aunts, Regina Brown of Tulsa, Juanita Wacohe of Bristow, and Amy Cooper of Oklahoma City; three uncles, Timothy Scott of Bristow, Eddie Coonhead of Bristow and Leroy Coonhead.

Tue
07
Oct

James Anthony Gonzales

James Anthony Gonzales was born Feb. 14, 1970, to Jimmy and Mary Ann Gonzales in Richmond, Calif. He departed this life Oct. 4, 2014, in Bristow at the age of 44 years, seven months, and 20 days. He graduated from Gridley High School and later attended Butte College in Chico, California. He had lived at Biggs, Calif. for several years before moving his family to Depew in July of 2005. On April 23, 1988, James Anthony Gonzales and Lynne Marie Widener were united in Marriage. He had worked for Bidwell Consulting Service as an Actuarial Consultant. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and most of all spending time with his family. He was a member of the Gypsy Holiness Church. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Gonzales of the Depew home; mother, Mary Ann Unruh and husband Ben of Scio, Ore.; six children, Gabe Herrera and wife Jen of Sapulpa, Kara Cherry and husband Kevin of Tulsa, Rachel, Ryan, Emily and Jeffrey Gonzales all of the Depew home; one brother, Jacob Gonzales of Winton, Calif.

Thu
02
Oct

Tia Sharie Jennie May Simmons

Tia Sharie Jennie May Simmons was born Sept. 20, 1988, to Robert Simmons and Melissa Brandon in Cushing. She departed this life Sept. 28, 2014, at the age of 26 years, and eight days. She had attended Bristow Public Schools. She spent most of her youth in Bristow before moving to Tahlequah where she was currently living. She was a very crafty person who could do anything she put her mind to. She was known by her grandmother as “tool belt Tilly”. She also loved music, fishing and most of all spending time with her family. She is survived by her mother, Melissa Brandon of Bristow; four children, Jaiyana Simmons, Aariyana Alexander, Cayden Simmons, and Kayiana Wesley; one brother, Brent Simmons of Bristow; maternal grandmother, Sally Foster of Bristow; paternal grandmother, Ruth Simmons of Cushing; maternal grandfather, Jerry and Alice Brandon of Emporia, Kan. She was preceded in death by brother, Bobby Simmons, grandfather, Steve Foster and grandfather, Jack Simmons.

Tue
30
Sep

Pamela Jane Boyd Clifton

Pamela Jane Boyd Clifton, age 48 of Joplin, Mo. passed away peacefully at 5:02 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She fought a courageous four-year battle with breast cancer. Born Sept. 26, 1966, in Tulsa, she attended Jenks High School and graduated in 1985 from Bixby High School. She lived in Joplin since 2007, moving from Tulsa, where she previously worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. She was most recently the receptionist for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Joplin. Pam was an extremely dedicated mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and had a great love for animals. She married Rick Clifton on Feb. 3, 2007, in Tulsa. Pamela is survived by her husband Rick, the love of her life.

Tue
23
Sep

Alexis (Lexii) Nicole White-Wilson

Funeral services will be held for Alexis (Lexii) Nicole White-Wilson on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Mason High School Gymnasium. Interment will follow at the Welty Cemetery in Welty. Lexii was born Oct. 28, 1996, at 3:03 p.m. in Tulsa, to Jamie White-Wilson and Chris Wilson. She passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Welty at the age of 17. Lexii was a senior at Mason High School, where she was a friend to all. She attended Wes Watkins Vo-Tech School, where she had successfully acquired three certifications and was enrolled to further her career with a plan to become a pediatrician. Lexii also attended ECU UBMS where she had plans to return next summer as a residential advisor. L exii was preceded in death by John and Beatrice Chaffin, great grandparents; Frankie Smith, grandfather and Matthew Wilson, great grandfather. Lexii was also preceded in death by numerous other beloved friends.

Tue
23
Sep

John William Smith

John William Smith was born Oct. 18, 1959, to Charlie and Opal Smith in Bristow. He departed this life Sept. 19, 2014, at the age of 54 years, 11 months and one day. He had spent most of his life around the Gypsy area attending Bristow Public Schools. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He had worked many construction jobs mainly as a carpet layer and carpenter. He attended Grace Refuge Church. He enjoyed fishing, collecting antiques, and spending time with his family. He loved to pick at his brother “Little John”, it was his way of showing him how much he cared. He was a very light hearted, caring person that was always available to help others in need. His pride and joy was his daughter Mariah, and his two nieces, Gentry and Locklyn. He is survived by his daughter, Mariah Smith of Gypsy; father, Charlie Smith of Gypsy; three brothers, Johnny E.

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